Michelle Pearce

Office Manager

Michelle joined the firm in 2015 to take on the newly formed role of Office Manager. She oversees the smooth running of the office, its systems and administrative support. She has a great deal of experience in office and people management across the public and private sector with a focus on systems and people development.

When not at work Michelle enjoys dancing, her latest favourite being hip hop, keeping fit in the fresh air and socialising with friends and family. She loves to travel and explore other countries and cultures.

Paula Budge BSc (Hons) FCCA


After graduating with a degree in Mathematics, Paula joined the firm in 1997 and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2000. As a Team Manager, Paula looks after a wide range of clients, including PLCs and specialises in company, sole trader and partnership accounts for small and medium sized businesses.

Paula enjoys keeping fit by attending fitness classes, swimming, cycling and walking. Paula is also a member of her local running club and enjoys entering local races, including a number of half marathons recently. She also enjoys weekend breaks, especially shopping sprees!

Lynn Taylor

Lynn King BSc (Hons) FCA

Assurance Manager

Lynn is the firm’s Assurance Manager, and has been with Robinson Reed Layton since 1992.

Lynn holds the ICAEW Audit qualification and specialises in large company audits, client money audits, groups of companies, company and sole trader and partnership accounts.

Lynn enjoys kayaking, watching rugby, live music and loves Moto GP.

Mikaela Richards BA (Hons) FCCA


Mikaela joined the firm in 1999 and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2003. She became a Team Manager in 2008.

Mikaela specialises in limited company, sole trader and partnership accounts and has a particular interest in business
start-ups and growing companies.

The majority of Mikaela’s spare time is taken up chasing and clearing up after her son (and husband!) but in her rare free time she enjoys walking, swimming, going to the cinema, reading and trying to cook!

Penny Roberts


Penny joined the firm in 2014 with a background in auditing and has extensive experience of management accounts preparation.

Penny is kept busy in her spare time with cooking, reading, Zumba, movies and walking her crazy dog.

Carole Thomas MAAT


Having worked for the firm for over 25 years, Carole has extensive experience of managing a portfolio of sole traders, partnerships and limited companies, specialising in the production of management accounts and in the implementation of new accounting systems.

A Sage software specialist, accredited in Sage 50 accounts and payroll, Carole has detailed knowledge of all products in the Sage range and leads our in-house Sage team.

Most of her spare time is devoted to looking after her two young sons and socialising with her friends.

Polly Tregaskes BEng (Hons) FCA CTA

Tax Manager

Polly joined the firm as a Chartered Accountant trainee in July 2001 having achieved a first class degree in Mineral Engineering. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2004 and went on to specialise in taxation.

Polly qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2005 and is now a Tax Manager in the firm’s tax team. She has a general knowledge of both personal and corporate taxation and is responsible for managing the firm’s trust clients. She also assists Stephen Gainey, the firm’s VAT specialist, with VAT matters.

Polly is a keen sailor in her spare time and regularly takes part in local racing.